Things to do in

Glasgow

Scotland's biggest city offers explorers a gateway to the Highlands, enchanting museums, and stunning architecture.

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7 of Glasgow's must-see sights

Big, bold, and beautiful, Scotland's largest city is bursting with things to do. Walk Glasgow's streets for an eyeful of stunning architecture, take a culture tour of museums, or sample the vibrant nightlife. You'll be guaranteed the famous, friendly welcome.

  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

    1. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

    Packed with extensive exhibits, Kelvingrove is perfect for a day of art and culture. It boasts a Salvador Dali masterpiece, natural history artifacts, and military memorabilia.

  • Glasgow Cathedral

    2. Glasgow Cathedral

    A visit to Glasgow wouldn't be complete without seeing this medieval masterpiece. It's one of Scotland's treasures and houses a staggering collection of post-war stained glass.

  • Glasgow School of Art

    3. Glasgow School of Art

    Mackintosh was considered Glasgow's greatest architect and the school is his masterwork. Take a tour of the beautiful building and get exclusive access to the furniture gallery.

  • 4. Kelvingrove Park

    After a busy day of sightseeing, come and relax in this classic Victorian park. There are plenty of sports facilities among the beautiful gardens and overlooking the River Kelvin.

  • Glasgow Science Center

    5. Glasgow Science Center

    Packed full of science gadgetry, it's a must-see attraction at the edge of Glasgow. Make sure you visit The Science Show Theatre but do mind the seasonal opening hours.

  • George Square

    6. George Square

    Sitting at the heart of Glasgow, it's lined with plenty of the city's famous architecture. If you're lucky enough to visit at Christmas, make sure you visit its dazzling ice rink.

  • Gallery of Modern Art

    7. Gallery of Modern Art

    It's Scotland's most visited art gallery and for good reason. Packed full of international works, it hosts visiting exhibitions for an exciting free program of events.

Frequently asked questions about Glasgow

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Planning Your Visit

  • Getting Around

    The best way to explore Glasgow is on foot. You'd be hard-pressed to get lost in the grid-like system of its streets, so our advice is to grab a map and set out sightseeing. Traffic and parking can be difficult in the city center, so if you'd prefer to travel at a faster pace, then the bus and subway network is cheap, easy, and reaches all the main sights. You can even grab a bus tour to get your bearings at the start of your trip.

  • How many days should you stay?

    A long weekend in Glasgow would give you enough time to sample the city's highlights. But you're sure to fall in love with the vibrant life of its streets, so if you've got the time, why not have a longer stay? There's fabulous shopping, plenty of culture, and a beautiful coastline a short drive away.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    British Pound (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
  • Country Code
    +44
  • Best time to visit
    From March until August, the weather is warmer and the days are longer, making sightseeing much more pleasant.

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What people are saying about Glasgow

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 4,564 reviews

We had a fantastic time on this tour. Our tour guide Jeff was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained with his stories and fun facts about Scotland! If it's your first time visiting Scotland and you want to know where all the hotspots are for the great shots, this tour is definetely money well spent!

Would definitely recommend especialy for families as good value for two day ticket to see at least the riverside museum/tall ship and people palace. Would have like to see more. Cheap parking at the powerleague near the hospital/cathedral and near first stop George square.

What a great tour!!! Thank you and Mr en Andy the coach driver for his lovely guidance. Slight disappointment that coach didn't stop at the Inverness city centre and in the Town.

Perfect place to go for a meal the service was excellent the meal was amazing would highly recommend the Hard Rock Cafe and would go back again

Really interesting, lived in Glasgow for 4 years and learned a lot about the city and its history